Originally Posted by Obrusnine
KOTOR and Revan are both canon within Star Wars. Just some basic idea how everything goes down in canon.
1. All things the play can do that are related to the light side path are done.
2. All of the things that the player can do without straying down the dark side path are done.
3. All of the optimal light side choices are made.
The same applies to KOTOR2 (although, the exile is canonically female) and as far as I know SWTOR.
Sorry, I'm a huge Star Wars nerd.
I'm sorry I didn't paraphrase it correctly. I know Darth Revan is canon and in my opinion that takes the magic away. We all had our own Darth Revans until they told us that they will take only one of the paths and try to incorporate it in SWTOR. It just didn't work.
While in SW it was still mostly light and dark side, in this game everybody's Lee is just too different. There are too many versions of him. You might be an asshole, you might hate or love Lilly, could've saved Carley or Doug, you can be good or bad with Clem. While they can ignore the dead characters if for example Lee meets Lilly again how would that go? I will be happy to see her, but most people wouldn't.
Lee will be alive and present as long as we control him. I seriously doubt they will make him a sort of NPC and let him appear in the TV show or the comic book